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Meeting Dr. Philip Feldman

Dr. Feldman has 30 years of experience as a Clinical Director, Psychotherapist, and Supervisor. He is currently the Clinical Director at Journey to Wellness Substance Abuse Program in NJ.

He has taught numerous clinical topics as an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University MSW Program since 1995. As a professional speaker, he has presented more than 350 Clinical Seminars. He completed his PhD at Rutgers University.

He is also the author of several books.

The Psychotherapy Manual is an informative resource with practical guidance for mental health professionals. Topics include an overview on Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Family therapy, Psychoanalytic therapy, Solution Focused therapy, and Eclectic practice. Various case examples also illustrate effective and creative interventions. This Manual is very useful for Social workers who are preparing for the license exams.

This manual focuses on how to comprehensively assess patients who have co-occurring disorders. Specific case examples are presented to illustrate the ideas and strategies. Topics also include patients' ambivalence about changing, peer influence, triggers, childhood abuse, family dynamics, and ways to set limits with difficult patients. Counselors preparing for the CASAC or LCADC exams will find this review manual very helpful.

This manual was designed to give clinicians more knowledge about shame affect. Shame is experienced by a wide range of psychiatric patients who seek help. Patients with chronic emotional, behavioral, and cognitive disorders experience shame because of their social and occupational limitations. In addition, many patients with Addictions and Borderline personality have deep shameful memories of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. The research findings in this manual suggest that shame is exhibited across the diagnostic spectrum. Professionals in the field of mental health need to be aware of this pervasive emotion and integrate shame theory into their practice. Hopefully this will be helpful to clinicians, who, in turn, will collaborate with clients in their efforts to understand and reduce shame. In the end, patients may reach a point of self acceptance or even pride. The Multidimensional Shame Scale can be administered to clients prior to Intake to assess their level of situational shame as they are about to begin treatment. It can also be given after five or ten sessions to evaluate if their level of shame has decreased. Anyone who purchases this manual can use the Multidimensional Shame scale and its scoring system. Dr. Feldman is also the author of "The Co-occurring Disorders Manual" and "The Psychotherapy Manual."

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